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space, an environment where they can grow, develop. >> the kids come in all colors, from all persuasions. >> no, no proselytizing. everything is done through our actions. we want to show as muslims that we're compassionate, where mercy is part of the prophetic model. that, you know, wherever we are we should serve, and we should serve at the best of our actions. we definitely believe that. that's a huge part of our faith. >> there's also the free health clinic under the supervision of dr. altaf kaiseruddin. >> i've had people walk in with, you know, just being bitten by a dog, or just being shot or just being stabbed. yes. we've got that. >> it's a muslim-run clinic for patients of all faiths, many whose only other recourse is to go to an emergency room. the clinic started at half-a-day a month. now it's five days a week, soon to be seven. >> our population tends to present a little bit later, meaning they come in with a little more advanced stage of disease, because most of the time they didn't know that they had any type of outlet or any type of access that they could get treatment. >>
, in a fairly narrow, conservative cultural religious environment. a community. and i was handed a set of propositions about what-- that were important to believe, to accept, and they were well met and they were well intended. but life has gone on and i've tested those propositions against both experience and learning and reading and listening. those propositions don't make the sense to me that they did when i was a 14-year-old in the baptist training union in central baptist church in marshal texas. i still value my experience in that culture. and i'm grateful that, you know, i have been as you said earlier, life has been good to me. as it has been to you. and journalism for me has been a continuing course in adult education. and has taken me to different places where i can look back and see where i've been. i changed my mind because i realized when i was down at the bottom of the hill, i only saw a little bit of what was around me. the higher you go in age, the older you get, you can see a larger ferr rain behind you from which you can draw your experience of how the world looks and
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